Today, Friday, June 26, 2015 history was made. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in the United States of America.

According to his 28-page ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

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For years now, 200 plus, same-sex couples were not given the right and privileges of marrying the one they love, as opposite-sex couples have. The court said the gay marriage ban served to “disrespect and subordinate them.” The justices added the ban was a “grave and continuing harm.” Today, they can jump for joy, or the rainbow. The court’s finding showed that same-sex couples have a right to marry under the Constitution, and it will take effect in the 13 remaining states like Georgia and North Dakota.


Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003 as a result of a state court ruling. And while it took another decade for the first dozen states to follow suit, twin rulings in 2013 — against DOMA and clearing the way for gay marriages in California — ignited a second wave. In the last year alone, the number of gay-marriage states has more than doubled from 17 to 37.

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In support of the Supreme Court ruling, President Obama tweeted, “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins.”